9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


12.00pm - 3.00pm

Precincts and Deanery Garden tours now available

Tuesday 19 April

See the rarely open Deanery Garden and Tout Hill, and learn about the Grade 1 Listed medieval buildings in the Cathedral Precincts.

Starting this weekend, the Cathedral will be offering monthly tours throughout the spring and summer of the Precincts and the Deanery Garden, including Tout Hill, site of an 11th century Norman castle.  On the tour you will learn about the many medieval buildings that surround the Cathedral, many of which are still in use today, including Table Hall, the Infirmary, Almoner’s Hall, and the Knight’s Chamber and King’s Lodging. 

The tour will include a visit to the Deanery Garden, not generally open to the public.  This beautiful, peaceful Victorian garden contains follies built from the stones left over after the 19th century rebuilding of the Cathedral’s central tower.  

Tout Hill, at one end of the garden, is the remains of a motte and bailey castle built by a Norman abbot in the 11th century to house knights and protect the Cathedral against Saxon and Viking attacks. 

Book a Precincts tour now

Tours will be offered on the following Saturdays:  23rd April, 14th May, 18th June, 23rd July, and 20th August.

Tickets are £8 for adults, £6 for concessions or students with ID, and accompanied children are free. 

Book online via the Cathedral Shop

SPECIAL PRICE when you book both a Cathedral Tour and a Precincts Tour for the same date: £13 for adults and £10 concessions. No charge for accompanied children.   Book a Combined Ticket

More Information

  • Tours will last approximately an hour and a half

  • All areas except the top of Tout Hill are accessible to wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams.

  • Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour from the Welcome Desk inside the Cathedral (if available).